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Meaning of WOOL

Pronunciation:  wûl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  outer coat of especially sheep and yaks
  2. [n]  a fabric made from the hair of sheep
  3. [n]  fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving

WOOL is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: fleece, woolen, woollen
 See Also: alpaca, animal fiber, animal fibre, cashmere, cloth, coat, fabric, fleece, material, pelage, raw wool, Shetland wool, shoddy, textile, tweed, vicuna, virgin wool



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Wool\ (w[oo^]l), n. [OE. wolle, wulle, AS. wull; akin to
D. wol, OHG. wolla, G. wolle, Icel. & Sw. ull, Dan. uld,
Goth, wulla, Lith. vilna, Russ. volna, L. vellus, Skr.
[=u]r[.n][=a] wool, v[.r] to cover. [root]146, 287. Cf.
{Flannel}, {Velvet}.]
1. The soft and curled, or crisped, species of hair which
   grows on sheep and some other animals, and which in
   fineness sometimes approaches to fur; -- chiefly applied
   to the fleecy coat of the sheep, which constitutes a most
   essential material of clothing in all cold and temperate

Note: Wool consists essentially of keratin.

2. Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled.

         Wool of bat and tongue of dog.        --Shak.

3. (Bot.) A sort of pubescence, or a clothing of dense,
   curling hairs on the surface of certain plants.

{Dead pulled wool}, wool pulled from a carcass.

{Mineral wool}. See under {Mineral}.

{Philosopher's wool}. (Chem.) See {Zinc oxide}, under {Zinc}.

{Pulled wool}, wool pulled from a pelt, or undressed hide.

{Slag wool}. Same as {Mineral wool}, under {Mineral}.

{Wool ball}, a ball or mass of wool.

{Wool burler}, one who removes little burs, knots, or
   extraneous matter, from wool, or the surface of woolen

{Wool comber}.
   (a) One whose occupation is to comb wool.
   (b) A machine for combing wool.

{Wool grass} (Bot.), a kind of bulrush ({Scirpus Eriophorum})
   with numerous clustered woolly spikes.

{Wool scribbler}. See {Woolen scribbler}, under {Woolen}, a.

{Wool sorter's disease} (Med.), a disease, resembling
   malignant pustule, occurring among those who handle the
   wool of goats and sheep.

{Wool staple}, a city or town where wool used to be brought
   to the king's staple for sale. [Eng.]

{Wool stapler}.
   (a) One who deals in wool.
   (b) One who sorts wool according to its staple, or its
       adaptation to different manufacturing purposes.

{Wool winder}, a person employed to wind, or make up, wool
   into bundles to be packed for sale.

Computing Dictionary

Window Object Oriented Language. A small common lisp-like extension language. It claims to be the fastest interpreted language in c with run-time types. Colas Nahaboo <colas@sophia.inria.fr>. Version 1 is used as the kernel language of the gwm window manager. Version 2 has an object system.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing wool in your dream, symbolizes warmth and coziness. You are seeking protection from loved ones.
Easton Bible Dictionary

one of the first material used for making woven cloth (Lev. 13:47, 48, 52, 59; 19:19). The first-fruit of wool was to be offered to the priests (Deut. 18:4). The law prohibiting the wearing of a garment "of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together" (Deut. 22:11) may, like some other laws of a similar character, have been intended to express symbolically the separateness and simplicity of God's covenant people. The wool of Damascus, famous for its whiteness, was of great repute in the Tyrian market (Ezek. 27:18).